The Hand of Bob

Well more like the finger of Bob really, Bob Matkin that is, who with yours truly finally managed to plumb in one of the drop-down sinks into the NRM’s LMS Third Open 7828. Much adjustment of feed and waste pipes was required but I think the work was worth it with Ken Paige’s cleaning efforts on the sink showing to good effect. Just need to connect up the toilet pan now and we’re all ready to go – err but not in the shed or the station please!

Dave Winter

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14th Carriage Restorers’ Convention

November 2013 saw the return to the annual carriage restorers convention to the National Railway Museum at York.

Stathis Tsolis of the NRM welcomes delegates to the 14th Carriage Restorers’ Convention

The weekend was focused around a number of presentations and practical demonstrations, along with networking opportunities and access to some of the heritage carriages (LMS 14241 & Topaz) not normally open to the public.

A demonstration of scumbling techniques by Mullins Studio.
Ian Matthews demonstrates lining using a coachliner brush and signwriting paint.
Stathis Tsolis shows the application of a varnish fix transfer. Further information can be found on the LMSCA website and NRM blog.

Presentations subjects included the restoration of the NER Railcar, water gilding, the Railway Heritage Registers Project, the NRM Carriages Illumination project, LNER restoration case studies, LMS 7828 restoration and Metropolitan Coach 353.

The NRM have produced a YouTube video summarising the event which can also be viewed on their blog.

Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q3 2013

A roundup of online restoration news from the world of carriage preservation.

Welcome to the 3rd edition of this quarterly summary of carriage and wagon restoration news. Thank you to those who contacted me from the 1st and 2nd editions. If I have missed any groups out or if you have any information to add please do let me know, either by leaving a comment below or email website [at] lmsca.org.uk

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Bluebell Railway Carriage & wagon works news — GWR open wagon 87782

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

LMSCA

LNERCA

Mid Hants Railway

National Railway Museum

Railway Vehicle PreservationsNews — LNER TTO 23981, LNER Buffet Car 24278, LNER TPO Stowage Van 70268, shed appeal.

Scottish Railway Preservation SocietyRebuilding Gresley TK 10021 – Chapter 7

Severn Valley Railway Charitable TrustRestoration news — LNER Pigeon Van 70759, LNER TTOs 43600 & 52255.

West Somerset RailwayW233W, and work on W233W.

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Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q2 2013

A roundup of online restoration news from the world of carriage preservation.

Welcome to the (slightly late) 2nd edition of this quarterly summary of carriage and wagon restoration news. Thank you to those who contacted me from the first edition. If I have missed any groups out please do let me know, either by leaving a comment below or email website [at] lmsca.org.uk

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Bluebell Railway Carriage & wagon works newsGWR 87782 open wagon (May 2013).

Isle of Wight Steam RailwayCarriage & Wagon News – April 2013 — LBSCR 8-Compartment Third 2403, SECR 4-compartment Brake Third 4149, LBSCR 3-compartment brake third 4115, LBSCR Car truck 60579, LBSCR 10 ton goods van 3713, other news including the Changing Trains building.

LMSCA — LMS 7828 Vestibule Third — Ceiling, Ceiling Beading, Ceiling and Torpedo Ventilators, 7828 Gets Heavier.

LMSCA — LMS 27162 — 6th May, 20th May, 10th June.

LNERCA — 1623 — 7th April, 11th April, 27th May, 12th June, 25th June.

NSR Rolling Stock Restoration Trust — NSR 127 — News update May 2013

RVPNews — Shed project.

Scottish Railway Preservation SocietyRebuilding Gresley TK 10021 – Chapter 6

Severn Valley Railway Charitable TrustRestoration news — BR 4509, LMS Stove R 2886.

West Somerset RailwayAutocoach 169 news.

And finally, something from the world of records preservation, a few (LMS themed) gems from the NRM —

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An introduction to the NRM online photo collection

The National Railway Museum have recently launched a railway photos section on their website, which of course includes some photos of interest in relation to LMS carriages.

This first five photos (NRM ref containing DY) illustrate various stages of the construction and assembly of railway carriages at Derby Carriage Works in Midland Railway days, prior to the formation of the LMS. The remaining photos (NRM ref containing W or WOL) show various stages of the construction and assembly of railway carriages at the ex-LNWR Wolverton Carriage Works in LMS days.

I hope this serves as a useful introduction to this valuable resource, and await with anticipation for the NRM to publish further photos from their archives.